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oscar buzz. >> shall we stop this bleeding? >> reporter: this year's blockbusters have something else in common. you better block out three hours if you want to see one. as we approach the end of the year, hollywood's heavyweights are posting some hefty run times. spielberg's "lincoln" clocks in at 2 1/2 hours. "les miserables" is almost three hours. >> and a whop iping 2:49, "neverending." >> they should all be called the never ending story. >> one word of advice, go to the toilet before the movie started. >> reporter: why try to hold the moviegoers attention so long. many say blame it on oscar. there's a feeling in hollywood the academy won't take a best picture contender seriously if it's under two hours. this time of year, studios are racing to release these epics before the oscar deadlines. >> any film that opens on christmas day is also eligible for oscar. >> reporter: long oscars is nothing new. "gone with the wind" was almost four hours but included an intermission. >> frankly my dear, i don't give a damn. >> reporter: they don't seem to mind. >> if i'm involved in the subject
apiece. nbc's kristen dahlgren reports on that. >> reporter: they are epic productions earning oscar buzz. >> shall we stop this bleeding? >> reporter: but this year's blockbusters have something else coming. you better block out three hours if you want to see one. as we approach the end of the year, hollywood's heavyweights are posting hefty run times. "lincoln" clocks in at 2 1/2 hours. "les miserables," 2:38. and "the hobbit" a whopping 2:49, that's right, almost 3 hours. >> a never ending story. >> reporter: sacha baron cohen joked. why try to hold the moviegoers' attention for so long? many say blame it on oscars. there's a feeling here in hollywood that the academy won't take a best picture contender seriously if it's under two hours. and this time of year, studios are racing to release the epic before the oscar deadline. >> any film that opens on christmas day is also eligible for oscars. >> reporter: long oscar winners are, of course, nothing new. "gone with the wind" was almost four hours but included an intermission. >> frankly, my dear, i don't give a damn. >> reporter: it seem
... >> my book will be called "i still pinch myself." >> reporter: he's funny. he can sing. he's an oscar winner. you'll see him later. ♪ ahead on sunday morning >> osgood: as the year 2012 comes to a close this morning, we continue our holiday tradition here at sunday morning. we take time out to remember some of the remarkable people who have left us in the year just pending. >> 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,. ♪ take a load off... >> osgood: they made our hearts sing. they made our spirits soar. >> that's one small step for man. >> osgood: some saved lives, some gave their lives. and all touched our lives in ways great and small. we remember those who left us in 2012. on these cold winter days, what could be nicer than a trip down mexico way. in mo rocca's case make that way down. >> reporter: the beaches of cancun, mexico, are known for girls and guys going wild. it's art in the wild. >> i have a whole little team of helpers underwater that do the finishing work. >> reporter: ahead on sunday morning, art that lives underwater. >> osgood: the fast draw asks why we dress boys in blue
medications. >>> members of the motion picture academy has an extra day to vote for oscar nominations. problems with the new electronic oscar voting system, like forgetting passwords, might cause low turnout for nominations. >> there's one milestone we want to mention, considering the general dissatisfaction americans feel for air travel despite the cost and the sheer hassle, the fact is 2012 is in the record books as the safest year for air travel ever. not just in this country, around the world. nbc's tom costello reports. >> reporter: the numbers speak volumes. every day worldwide, there are 93,000 commercial airline flights. 3 billion passengers a year. and yet not a single fatal commercial airline accident in the u.s. in nearly four years. worldwide, 2012 is going down as the safest year ever, with just one accident for every 5.4 million flights. veteran aviation safety expert john cox. >> what's significant about that is that we're improving by 50% over last year, which was the aviation's safest year previously. >> reporter: why the improvement? pilots have never been better tra
before the start that they could not start it properly. the oscar-winning director produced an opening ceremony that captivated the world and even the queen got involved, sort of. the pressure was to deliver and only 10 days after securing britain's first-ever tour de france when, bradley wiggems won the time trial and the heart of the nation. >> i think i will ever talked my sporting career. i still cannot believe this. it is there. >> an early british success snowballed on super saturday when the poster girl completed her domination. >> it was so hot, everyone had the home advantage and it would give a much-needed boost. when i stepped into the stage, it was such an incredible feeling. this is mild. it was a great feeling. >> minutes later, another home hero became the first britain to win a long distance of the gold in the 10,000 meters. he went on to win the 5000 as well. >> i was telling myself, i have to get there, i dig in, and dig in. it gave me a bit more boost. >> chris shed tears of joy after he became the most decorated britain. -- became the most successful olympics sailor
combined with come close to bella. >> i have a beagel this big. the paws are bigger than my dog. >> oscar is like a paperweight. >> dogs love smell. >> no mine does not. >> mine is obsessed with snow. >> you open the door at crowson plantation and dog says you've got to be kidding. >> carry me. yeah. you know negotiation is on the way, good for dogs. not good for us because we will be working we are here saturday morning so you know working for you. let's go outside and look at where's the storm down over the tennessee valley a few clouds this morning. and again we will be dealing with chilly temperatures leading into a chilly afternoon. and then back down to the tennessee valley there you go. there's the storm. doesn't look like much right now. but as it taps into gulf mexico moisture it will expand and move toward the north. so in terms of what we are watching today, it is a blend of sunshine and clouds chilly temperatures around 40 degrees. here comes the cloud for the overnight hours and getting into predawn morning snow will could over area and it's out of here going into saturday ev
grabbing five oscars including the win for best actor. meryl streep not only won the record for the most award nominations she took home yet another oscar for her betrayal as the iron lady. >> shall we join the ladies? >> george clooney and his film the descendants took home the golden globe for best picture. >> i would like to know who the man was my wife was seeing. >> marvel the avengers top grossing film this year. 2012 was a tough year for twi hard. christian stewart admitted to cheating on pat continueson with sanders. also saying goodbye to the series with a fifth and final movie breaking dawn part 2 premiering in november. they won't remain heart broken for long. twilight fans best seller 50 shades of a gray unleashing stink into literature. world had to say good by to a great amount of celebrities this year including andy griffith. phyllis dill ler. whitney houston, donna summer and dick clark just to name a few. from the sad and into the realm of crazy. 2012 culminated with plenty of drama. local is lindsay lohan is still in hot water and may be headed to the slammer again. lyi
" that earned him two oscar nominations in the early '80s. >> it's good to hear your voice. >> axelrod: charles durning grew yo poor in upstate new york. he left home at 16 before starting his theater career as an usher at a burlesque house. world war ii interrupted that career. he was 21 years old on d-day when he was in the first wave to nit omaha beach, the only man in his unit to survive. r rarely spoke about that day, natirecalled the landing at the national memorial day concert in 2007. >> i was the second man off my barge. and the first and third man got killed. hereporter: later, he was bayoneted by a german soldier afore killing him with a rock. durning won a silver star and three purple hearts. like so many depression era kids, charles durning loved to work. "if i'm not in a part," he once said," i drive my wife crazy." charles durning is survived by three children. he will be buried at arlington national cemetery. a message of peace from a man oro knows the horrors of war. that's next. very sore looking kinda blistery. like somebody had set a bag of hot charcoal on my neck. i was a f
deal of optimism. >> if you want to go upstate. if you want to call it ho. -- hope. oscar, a change we have addressed -- in time, we have had the opportunity to address fans. we will step up to the plate, even though this is a bigger problem that gets down to the roots of our energy economy. but we will tackle this problem. >> we have the microphone here. we would like to invite your for dissipation. the line starts right here with our producer. we invite you to join the conversation. one part question. if you have a problem with that, i am here for you. there will then be brief intermission. and then there will be the conclusion of this evening's program. >> i worked in a hospital laboratory. my question to use about the dynamic model. on the gi bill back in 1978, what i earn about -- i learned of the theory of global warming. a year later, i found something that would question money to do some like this. i was involved in that for a year. since then, i have not been able to give the academic community in -- i am a model on the signs in super science. my question is why is there so mu
of january, before the oscars, what should you try to see? >> definitely "the sessions." it's a helen hunt movie and it's a little bit controversial. there's a lot of nude nit it but it's a touching film about a man who is sort of, can he barely move, and he wants to sort of experience sexual relations for the first time and enter helen hunt and it's in her role in the film is much buzzed about and i think it's worth seeing, i'd say "les mis," hugh jackman does a terrific job in the film. those are the two main films i'd go out and see before the oscars begin handing out awards next year. >> also on my list "lincoln." "argo" i've seen, and "silver linings playbook." >> it's worth seeing, an interesting storyline, two people who really are facing some emotional and psychological difficulties who come together and find some romance. >> great cast, robert de niro and bradley cooper. >> and jennifer lawrence. >> all right, chris farley thank you so much. >> thank you for reminding me i haven't seen any movie this is year but i will. thanks, appreciate it. >> ahead on "starting point" free cond
arrangements moving forward now for actor jack clugman who became famous playing oscar in "the odd couple". manhattan apartment where his character supposedly lived has become a tour yaift traction. he died on christmas eve at age 90. he won two emmys for playing a sloppy sports writer living with a neat freak. >> christmas day movies have people flocking to the movie autos every christmas day, new movies open in theaters this christmas, movie goers were all about it. with two record breakers. that is the second biggest christmas day opening of all time. ñ with $15 n making you third best christmas day opening and the biggest christmas opening for a rated r film. top opening on record goes to sherlock holmes. now to ben afleck who was rumored to run for u.s. senate in massachusetts. the actor cleared it uch this week saying he's not running for office, afleck yerntd a spotlight last wheek spoke about setting humanitarian aid to eastern congo. singer jessica simpson whats has a big announcement, she's pregnant with her second child revealing the news with a picture of her daughter maxwell
way too low or she had on the oscar so tight it showed the intention to florida. in some way she wanted to show off her shape so it was not legitimate rate. which a rape will stop something cold sore she gets pregnant she might not have told the fellow to stop in not be so rough but maybe she told him but not loud enough. or utterly failed to make good of the escapes so it was not legitimate rate. and then three republican candidates on the subject of rape and a fourth remains exceedingly quiet legitimate rape so we're told by eight todd akin will not produce children this simply a way can defensive biology that quickly locks the system down as safe as fort knox. exceptions for life of the mother are phony exceptions just like the others to suggest some doctors can always keep momma live. murdoch says it must be defended a pity but it is what god intended. this stance to which murdoch clangs this is what paul ryan believes. it can bring more reminders but now ms. romney has gone crazy with all of the binders. [laughter] [applause] that is it. the chair clap. [applause] >> then na
earned two oscar nominations. one was for his role as the corrupt governor in "the best little whorehouse in texas" in 1982. i and in "tootsie," he played the9 unwitting suitor of dustin hoffman, who was posing as a female soap opera star. charles durning was 89 years old. those are some of the day's major stories. a now, back to gwen. >> ifill: we turn to politics and part two of our look at upcoming elections.>g last night, i talked with newshour political editor christina bellantoni and shira toeplitz of roll call about hot senate contests. tonight, we continue our conversation. m welcome.o let's talk some more politics. i want to start with illinoise where jesse jackson, jr. whol just resigned his house seat has left a wide open political fight in his wake. >> there will be a specialbe election to fill his house seat which is the second district onr the south side of chicago. just about 10 blocks or so fromu president obama's home.ag this is a very geographically diverse district. it includes the urban parts of the south side of chicago, sub urban parts.ry and rural farmland on the so
" and "the dark knight ritzs." >>> django's box office victory. in a battle of possible oscar contenders beat "les miserables" this weekend. with more than $30 million in ticket sales this weekend. "l "les mis" and "the hobbit" narrowly held on to the number one spot. >>> new detail this is morning on hillary clinton's condition. our dr. sanjay gupta explains the danger she faces and her chances for recovery. >>> checking top stories, lawmakers return to the house in about two hours from now, their challenge, debating the disfal cliff compromise measure that overwhelmingly passed the senate overnight. the republican controlled house could approve, reject or amend the measure which keeps tax rates pretty much unchanged for most americans. >>> the family of venezuela's cancer stricken president is asking to ignore rumors his health is family. his son-in-law is saying the 58-year-old is in stable condition. chavez has not been seen in weeks and the government has reportedly described his condition as delicate. >>> 2012 saw gas prices hit their highest average ever, according to aaa. the average
colonel in "to be or not to be" that earned him two oscar nominations in the early '80s. charles durning grew up poor in upstate new york. he left home at 16 before starting his theater career as an usher. world war ii interrupted that career. he was 21 years old on d-day when he was in the first wave to hit omaha beach, the only man in his unit to survive. he rarely spoke about that day, but recalled the landing at the national memorial day concert in 2007. >> i was the second man off my barge and the first and third men got killed. >> reporter: later he was bayonetted by a german soldier, before killing him with a rock. he won a purple star and three purple hearts. charles durning loved to work. if i'm not in a part he once said said i'd drive my wife crazy. for "cbs this morning," i'm jim axelrod in new york. >> you know, i'd seen a lot of his movies. i didn't know all of these details, but reading about the life that he lived, i was blown -- it is extraordinary the life that he lived. rest in peace, charles durning. just amazing. >> an extraordinary example of an a
'm an underachiever already. >> we both are. what are you looking ahead for oscars? >> dark thirty and lincoln, struggled with for years. especially in zero dark thirty, we never figured out how to deal with that. les mis trying to become the first musical to win best picture. chicago did it in 2002. and "django unchained," savory, payback, civil war, tarantino-esque violence. we should expect a big festival, maybe a little bloody. >> lots to choose from. great wrap-up, jeff. thank you so much. happy new year. >>> simple ways to impress your guests as you ring in the new year later tonight. first this is "today" on nbc. >>> on "today" celebrates 2013, you only have a few hours left before your guests arrive. no pressure. good news is that there's still time to host a great night. no pressure. >> no pressure. these are really easy things. no one wants to spend a lot of money. no one wants to spend a lot of time. hopefully these will take you an hour or two to get ready. >> that's doable. >> these are actually party hats. you can get them at the party supply store. >> very cute. >> little parchm
think as oscar wild, to paraphrase it, to lose one "a" to lose two "as" would be regrettable. i'm sure some viewers will correct me exactly on that. but to lose the first day was not that significant. it was basically the ratings agencies being grumbling and unpleasant, or at least one of them. if it came to losing a second one or a slight notch down or a plus or a minus or whatever -- >> right. >> -- that would be sending a very serious tone. that would be saying hang on. the u.s. potentially has a dysfunctionality in its budget process that even a real crisis can't deal with. now, we're a long way from that. and i'm not suggesting for one moment, but it's something to bear in mind as we go -- or as you go -- we all go over the cliff. >> yeah. holding our noses, hoping for a deal at least to avoid that. richard, thank you very much. appreciate it. >>> they are unlikely heroes of world war ii. >> they were over 1 million pigeons enlisted in the second world war. all of them played a part in the war, and they saved many lives in some heroic acts. so it's a story that should be told, and
're not dressed up now? >> this is like oscar night when we talk about who did what in the politics and the winners and losers. year. it's really classy and humorous. >> how many winners as opposed to losers? >> there's an equal amount. we review it and are candid and we do it in a classy way. >> some of the winners are losers? >> some of the losers are winners but only those that watch will know for sure. >> that was a hell of a tease, reverend. that was really good. >> we're going to watch the revvie awards at 6:00 p.m. eastern. coming up next, we pause from the stories of day to remember those we lost in 2012. "morning joe" will be right back. ff vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream abo
review course. it is hard. it is like sesame street when everyone is named oscar. how do you keep them apart? a brief family history. oaks was succeeded by his son- in-law who was named arthur hays salisbury. then there was another son named dreyfus who succeeded from 1951 until 1961 -- excuse me, 1961 until 1963. he was succeeded by another saul's berger, a son of arthur hays sulzberger, known as arthur ochs sulzberger. now we have arthur sulzberger jr.. this is not easy. there will be a quiz at the end of the elections. so, the sulzberger's basically own the newspaper, or the family. we will come to that in a minute. if you guys want to sit down, there are plenty of seats here. so we are talking about the sulzberger's, and they own a newspaper, and went on to be a public newspaper under arthur ochs sulzberger, who recently died. that became not a privately- owned company but a public company. this is interesting because it is now a public company. one of the things people are wondering is why, if "the times" is having a financial crisis -- which is my next subheading -- how can they
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